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15 Best News Apps for Android [Updated]

Have you ever realized that one of the key factors of growing up definitely involves the importance of those newspapers our parents used to dig into. But, the millennial generation hardly have a scope for keeping their phones aside and turning the shabby pages of a newspaper.
It is also the era of Netflix. Do we even want to have televisions any longer? Nah! We can use News Apps to get the latest news. In this article, find out 15 Best News Apps to get the latest updates from around the word.

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Why News Apps?

Thus our lives revolve around our phones and devices, and they definitely have better functionality than the owners, why not use them to actually educate oneself? And education needs awareness, awareness means knowing what is happening around you. We have already established how news apps are essential, important and helpful for us, haven’t we?

9 Best News Apps for Android

Here are the best apps for knowing what is happening around the world, while sipping your morning mug of coffee.

1. Google Feed

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.4/5
  • Size- Varies with device
  • Offered by- Google LLC

Google, is our lifeline. And, its amazing that we learn new things about Google every day. It is obviously present in every android device, and you don’t even need some other news app, because Google will show you whatever you need. Google takes into account your location, search history, preferences, likes, dislikes, areas of interest, and people interested in, and updates your feed in a way that you get to know everything you need to, before everyone else. Spoon-feeding at its best.

2. Yahoo News Digest

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4/5
  • Size- Varies with device
  • Offered by- Yahoo Inc.

Yahoo, as we all know, is not a news channel or company. Well, you can call it a compiler as it collects news from trusted and respected sources like USA Today, TIME, Fox News, AP, Politico, CNN, etc. and presents them to you. It customizes news according to your choice (lets accept it, our browser knows it all), the expert editors curate the stories for you, and the structured articles appear as feed in your doorstep. Although, it has a touch of traditionalism as it follows the two-time-publishing-a-day format. There are breaking news notifications to keep you updated.

3. Microsoft News

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.5/5
  • Size- 14 MB
  • Offered by- Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft News covers delicate and delicious articles like coverage of the elections, Oscars, TIFF, the royal family, NHL, NBA and MLB playoffs, and Golden Globes. Partnering with thousands of publishers worldwide, the selections are made from over 5000 brands in 20 countries. Microsoft News also have trusted and established partners like BBC News, CBC News, National Post, CNN, Fox News, The Washington Post and Global News. It sends instant notifications for breaking news, consists of cool dark theme designs, sends you articles based on your location, and contains an additional section dedicated to videos.

4. Reddit

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.7/5
  • Size- 15 MB
  • Offered by- reddit Inc.

Reddit is, what a democracy should be. It is powered by people. Its free, and anyone can post, share, inform, vote and discuss about anything. Once you join Reddit, you select and join a community, and the community up-votes or down-votes articles in the order of preference and importance. There are over 100k working communities currently.

Get the funny memes, trending pictures, juicy videos, entertaining gossips, all at once, and share it with your community members through this app, for free.

5. Twitter

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.5/5
  • Size- 16 MB
  • Offered by- Twitter Inc.

Twitter, well, is not exactly a news app. But it is undoubtedly the best social media platform for knowing every tits and bits of information around the world. It is probably the last left social media app that still shows posts in chronological pattern. The hashtags, trending topics, search options, followings and other features helps you to stay updated about the people you care. Furthermore, this helps you improve your social skills and interact with people without actually meeting them (basically the dream of every introvert).

6. UC Browser

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.3/5
  • Size- 46 MB
  • Offered by- UC Web Singapore Pte. Ltd.

UC Browser is one of the most common browsers used. It has attractive memes and gifs for you to share too. And as a news source, it is both reliable and efficient. It not only presents news in your feed, but also sends alarms and creates a shortcut in your notification panel for further updates and news.

7. Daily Hunt

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.2/5
  • Size- Varies with device
  • Offered by- Dailyhunt (Newshunt)

Dailyhunt (Newshunt)- Cricket, News, Videos claims to deliver the most unbiased political news, the latest sports updates and the best page-3 gossips all in one. With a wide variety of languages and topics, this app not only provides the news via social media, etc. but also makes you aware of anything and everything trending, even a meme. Although, this is generally extensively used for cricket scores and updates by people, due to its live scores and updates.

8. BBC News App

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 4.5/5
  • Size- 14 Mb
  • Offered by- BBC Worldwide Ltd.

BBC’s global range of journalists is probably known by everyone. While they are almost the number one in broadcasting news via television, radio, and multi-mass-media sources, their app is a must try too. The app, not only sends important news, weather forecasts, warnings, bites, and gossip via notifications, but also lets you re-categorize news according to your taste and interests. Their app also streams the BBC World Service Radio live. You get ‘top stories’, personalized ‘my news’ column, and popular articles of course.

9. The New York Times News App

  • Source- Google Play Store
  • Rating- 3.7/5
  • Size- Varies with device
  • Offered by- The New York Times Company

The New York Times is undoubtedly one of the most popular and trusted news source worldwide. Well, their app is as amazing as the independent journalists on screen. It meets every contemporary standard of a news app while keeping intact its heritage as one of the chief news channels. It gives you ‘breaking news alerts’, lets you save and download articles, provides with a ‘your morning briefing’ compilation, and contains podcasts for you to listen to.

15 Popular News Apps

  1. Google Feed
  2. Yahoo News Digest
  3. Microsoft News
  4. Reddit
  5. Twitter
  6. UC Browser
  7. Daily Hunt
  8. BBC News App
  9. The New York Times News App
  10. CNN News App
  11. Buzzfeed News
  12. Top Buzz
  13. Pulse
  14. Pocket
  15. Feedly

Conclusion

Pro tip- You can save up money on newspapers and television using these apps. All of these are free and available in Google Play Store, so what are you waiting for?

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